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WIRED25: The Future of Cryptocurrency — MIT Media Lab’s Neha Narula and Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian On What’s Ahead

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Hip Hop Week In Review: Kanye West Leaves Social Media

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Jennifer Lawrence Reveals She’s Secretly Lurking On Social Media: ‘I Watch, I Don’t Speak’

Jennifer Lawrence is a social media voyeur! After years of staunchly staying off major digital platforms like Twitter and Instagram, the “Red Sparrow” actress told InStyle that she now has her own secret accounts, where she keeps tabs on others but never posts. Find out why Jen has decided to stay silent online.


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Episode 71: How to Spot Cognitive Dissonance in the Media

Topics:

  • Whiteboard discussion – Pattern of Behavior
  • The “so” tell combined with an absurd absolute
  • Milton Erickson shoe on table example
  • Word salad
  • Triggers for cognitive dissonance
  • Examining Trump “animals” comment
  • “Fits a pattern” fallacy
  • Whack-a-mole persuasion
  • Primed by our preferences
  • Occam’s razor
  • Confirmation bias
  • 20 year rule
  • Ego as a tool that doesn’t control you

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Hugh Jackman Admits He Loves ‘Deadpool 2’ In Latest Ryan Reynolds Social Media Exchange

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#RIPPrince: Fans Across Social Media Honor The Purple One, Prince

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The loss of talented all-around musician Prince Rogers Nelson two years ago on this date still has a heavy effect on his fans and past collaborators. Across social media, the Purple One was honored as is fitting for a star of his caliber and discography.

Earlier today, the trending topic #RIPPrince began cropping up on Twitter and Instagram with folks sharing loving thoughts, images, songs and the like. Prince was just 57 years at the time of his passing, which was brought on by complications related an overdose of pain pills. A new wrinkle in the case developed just this week when it was revealed the singer was given a faked prescription that was thought to be Vicodin.

While the tragic circumstances of Prince’s passing will forever be a point of contention, most are choosing to remember him for his musical contributions today. We’ve collected some of those responses below and on the following pages.

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While most of today’s women are obsessing over shedding pounds, Rihanna’s been relishing in all her thickness and we’ve been loving her for it.

The latest round of thirsting for Riri comes after the Barbados bombshell took to the carpet for her Fenty Beauty Line launch in New York City where she did nothing more than wear a top that properly hugged her chest piece. That was all. No cleavage or anything.

She showed up to her launch with a bright yellow top which highlighted the fact that she went braless. That was enough to have social media in a frenzy.

While we’ve been noticing what Rihanna’s been working with for quite some time, we’re not mad that everyone else is finally catching on.

Check out some of the funnier reactions below.

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What Motivates A 20-Year-Old’s Outrageous Social Media Behavior?

Tracey, 20, says she loves negative attention so much, especially online, that she’ll do everything she can to solicit it.

“I love posting crazy things just to get people’s reaction,” explains Tracey, who has shared details about her body, her hopes of marrying “a rich white guy,” and her experience having unprotected sex on social media, for which she says she’s proud she received more than 80,000 “likes.”

“I even posted I wanted to get raped just to get attention. Then, I said being raped felt amazing,” she says in the video above, pointing out that her post received more than 26,000 likes and 4,000 comments. “Ninety percent of the comments were negative, but I loved it.”

Not only does she seek negative attention through her posts, but she also admits she enjoys connecting with people who mistreat her. “I deal with guys who are abusive, and cuss and yell at me,” Tracey says. “That’s how I feel loved.” She even posted: “I like abusive men, and I like to be manhandled.”

Tracey confides that at age 14, after being bullied in high school, she sought revenge by creating a fake profile which she admits she used to bully about 200 of her alleged bullies online. “I told people they’re ugly, they’re fat, they deserve to die. I even told someone to go kill themselves,” she says matter-of-factly. “When I was bullying people, I felt good. It made me feel tough.”

But are there underlying issues that could be driving her behavior?

Dr. Phil tells her, “I spend most of my time hearing what people don’t say … It’s interesting that everything you do — the way you describe the guys you want, the things that you portray yourself to be on the Internet … the way you seem to have this fixation on negative input, the way you run from positive input — all tells me that you love being in a victim role and that you love being in a situation where you’re punished and put down. That tells me that you have absolutely no self-worth, no self-esteem and no self-respect.”

When Tracey claims that her self-esteem is high, Dr. Phil responds, “Anybody who has self-esteem, self-worth and self-respect would not allow random guys to use their body as a playground. They would not allow random guys to entertain themselves in such a way that could leave you with a disease, or with a pregnancy or a situation or circumstance where you were hurt, killed or left in a life circumstance that you would pay for years to come … No one with self-worth or self-esteem would allow themselves to be used and manipulated that way and then delude themselves that this is something they want.”

On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, will Tracey get real about her outrageous behavior? Check local listings here.

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Social Media Obsessed Teen Says ‘I Can’t Breathe Without WiFi’

Seventeen-year-old Khloe admits that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are her best friends.

“I’m completely obsessed with social media,” she says, explaining that she sleeps with her phone in her hand and starts her day at 6 am by immediately checking Facebook. “When it’s not with me, I don’t feel complete and I feel very scared,” she says about her phone. “I can’t do anything without it.”

Khloe recognizes that her social media addiction has gotten out of control, and fears that she’s missing out on personal relationships. “I do get panic attacks when I leave my house and there’s no WiFi,” she says. “It’s very hard to have conversations in real life. It’s so much easier to just text message or Facebook.”

In the video above, she explains how her self-esteem is tied to social media. “The amount of attention I get on Facebook feels like a rush to me,” says Khloe. “On Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, I get 500 to 1,000 likes on each picture … It makes me feel really good about myself!” She estimates that she knows only about 50 of those people, but says, “They really feed my self-esteem.”

Turning to Dr. Phil for counsel, she says, “I’m always on my phone 24/7. I need help. I want a normal life.” Find out what he thinks the underlying issue is for Khloe, and how he proposes she break her addiction on Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, “Social Media Obsessed Teens: I Can’t Breathe Without WiFi.”

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Richard, a 47-year-old married father of two, has posted provocative photos on his social media pages, including a woman wearing a bra made out of whipped cream, a woman bent over a bicycle wearing a G-string, and a poster that reads: “The perfect wife: quiet, obedient and naked.”

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His wife, Tammy, and their two daughters say his posts make them sick to their stomachs.

“Over the past five years, Richard has become obsessed with social media,” says Tammy. “Richard constantly is posting sexual content of other women … it’s inappropriate!” She adds, “Richard has sexual conversations with many women online. He has a tendency to friend my daughters’ friends … It makes me ill.”

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Richard, who says he has been relegated to sleeping in the basement of his own home, says, “I’ve always been a social butterfly … I think it’s a release. I just feel like a man again. I’m not kissing anybody. I’m not in bed with anyone.”

But his grown daughters say his behavior is “embarrassing,” and he has become the “creepy old man” who makes them and their friends feel uncomfortable.

Tammy says she has even discovered that Richard is in a private online group with three women, where they have explicit sexual discussions. In tears, Tammy says, “I’ve been asked many a time, ‘Why am I still married to him?’ The perfect life that I once had is ruined.”

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Can Richard log off of social media long enough to repair his family, or is it too late? Watch more from Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil here. 

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TWITTER IS THE MANSON FAMILY I NEVER HAD

The social media Guru who said “Twitter should be used in moderation” could also probably stop at eating one Cheeto, or even open their eyes while sneezing. It’s a mindless addiction that screams “try and stop me!”.

Now, assuming you’re like most of us on Twitter, you live in a bunker, and manifest symptoms of mild autism and megalomania. You also have an abiding need to get something pointless and stupid off your chest.

So seriously, how do you start? Which key launches the nukes? It seems an endless salad bar without the spit guard. Somewhere you can come back for seconds, gloriously naked under that trench coat, and of course, wearing wet shoes.

THE GENE POOL COULD USE A DEEP END

Not to harsh your Twitter mellow, but what do you naturally aspire to? Ghost of soapy Tyler Durdan? Bikini Model spokesperson? Do you happily lick donuts? Well all you have to do is just close your eyes and click your heels, and take a shot of ether and get in touch with your weird side. It’s all waiting for you on the Internet’s wild wacked west.

You can be your own fantasy. The only thing limiting you are your limitations, and even that can snowball uphill on this thing.

HOW TO START

So for kicks, the first thing you do is follow some profoundly respected celebrity account, because by gosh, you’re both on Twitter and now practically related in an inbred way. You even feel kind of chummy, so you say ‘Hi’ to a Hilary or Katy or Kanye or Fitty, then wait for a response, and wait, all the while slipping deeper and deeper into Nyquil-tini haze.

The good news is you’re not alone — We all got our taste for Nyqil-tinis much the same way.

(At this point, most Twitter virgins experience Twitter fatigue, and must pop Twitter viagra. Just kidding, there is no Twitter viagra. Meth. We use meth).

THE SECRET TO LIFE IS KEEPING THE HOT FUDGE HOT

So now that you’ve been rebuffed, repulsed and repelled, any rational human, medicated or otherwise, would go for the pro-tip. Time to check in with the social media gurus. Y’know, the Swami guys with folded legs, sitting on mountain tops just typing on their laptops — right? Well, social media gurus are the Internet’s bottom feeders: they’ll just bite you on the butt, and feed on your bottom.

It’s the blind leading the blind into an open manhole. Bungee jumping into a burmese tiger trap. The Third base coach waving the runner into a snowblower.

I freely admit an unabashed lusting to become one of them. They’re like the High Priests of some primitive idolatrous cult. Hanging out on the deck of a Temple, just shooting the breeze after a hard day’s flinging sacrificial virgins into the volcano, and fertility rites. You just know you want into that action.

But let’s face it, Twitter is the dog run of social media. Land mines everywhere. You’re bound to step into a simmering pile of tweeting faux pas. Thankfully, with its attention span of a Jello shot, and collective memory loss, it’s always just like shaking the etch-a-sketch clean.

So it begs the question: Do you really need the social media guru sagacity and wisdom?

Here are some of my favorite rules not to follow very closely:

1. NEVER FOLLOW/FOLLOWBACK BLINDLY, IT HURTS YOUR BRAND

Because on Twitter, we aren’t people, we’re brands, and anything we post or do online affects the people following us. So be very careful not to give a sh**. Follow indiscriminately. Hit your daily following limit. Go directly to Twitter jail.

It’s a numbers game, and you only miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t drink. So bottoms up!

2.DON”T OBSESS OVER YOUR FOLLOWER COUNT

Seriously?

Your follower count is the dipstick of your relevancy — if you’re down a quart, you might as well leave it in the shop.

Again, Twitter is a numbers game — no one knows what’s really going on, so it’s the only indicator of your “eating at the cool table” factor. I can’t stress enough the importance of this, and it justifies its accomplishment by the most ruthless means possible. Attending Moabite fertility rites with stomach flu. Shipping off your in-firmed Eskimo grandparents on an ice floe as an amuse-bouche for polar bears. Promising you’ll call after a date and you don’t. It doesn’t matter. It’s for the greater good, your greater good.

And by the same token, if someone is not following you back after three days, unfollow them. If you have the time, block them. And if you have more time, also stick knitting needles into the ears and nostrils of their voodoo doll

Although personally, I start with the knitting needles on Day 2.

3. DIRECT MESSAGE:

OR:

TWITTER IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL SOMEONE DM’s

Whoa! Seriously? Never DM anyone! Never! Not even to poison control after Bill Cosby roofied you with radioactive Polonium 210.

Twitter is like self-medication for a broad spectrum of interesting characters, from the lithium-addled, insomniac vampires, to the bi-polar narcoleptic dominatrixes. No one wants to get a direct mail from a barnacle with suction cups, and a prescription for an electro-shock bite stick. The kind of stalkerish nut job who needs your opinion on what color thong is appropriate for an afternoon wedding. (Note to the style challenged: it’s all good).

Especially if you yourself have a nagging conscience. Blocking a Twitter crazy conjures up guilty visions of sugar plum fairies dancing on the subway platform, just before they jump. So avoid DMs as if it were the plague with bad breath.

3. DO FOLLOW PEOPLE YOU VALUE

OR:

MANY ARE CALLED, FEW ARE CHOSEN, AND EVEN LESS RSVP

Very few celebrities will send the elevator of success back down to the basement for us methane-breathing troglodytes. Unless they’re extraordinary human beings like Jim Gaffigan, who is quite literally the Dr. Albert Schweitzer of Comedians — just a kind, generous, giving human being and utterly hilarious — no wrong answers. But sadly, Jim can’t field everyone, so you have to blaze your own trail, while avoiding self-immolation like a Vietnamese Monk on a bender.

4. RETWEET REGULARLY

OR:

“WHEN PEOPLE TRY TO RAIN ON YOUR PARADE… PEE ON THEIRS

Again-Seriously?

There is no honor among thieves, and no respect between Twitterers. Trust me, you will inevitably be disappointed, and the “Block” button will seem so wussy and ineffectual, especially compared with what you really want to do to them. Instead of RTing, just hit the ‘I told You So’ button.

This is so high school, that is, if you graduated from John Wayne Gacy High with degree in clown costumes. It’s lousy with fond memories of anti-social non-reciprocation: The old: ‘I’ll scratch your back, and you excoriate mine with a raclette swivel’.

5. ALWAYS USE ORIGINAL CONTENT

OR

(to be continued)

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14 Women Who Bared It All On Social Media

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Nevertheless, these 14 women who bared it all on social media disrobed in the name of attention seeking, activism, or sometimes just to show off the work they’d put in at the gym.


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Social Media Laments Loss Of Christian Taylor [Photos]

As the details surrounding the police shooting death of 19-year-old Angelo State University football player Christian Taylor, questions have been continuously mounting on what actually happened. With reports saying that the officer who killed Taylor was still in training, social media has used the unfortunate moment to lament the loss and demand justice.

Officer Brad Miller, which the Dallas News writes is a 49-year-old trainee, just graduated from the Arlington Police Academy this past March and was working under an officer’s supervision. As we reported Friday evening, Miller was responding to a burglary call at the Classic Buick GMC dealership around 1:00 a.m. Friday morning. Reports say that Taylor was inside a showroom after using a vehicle to drive through its glass front. There was a reported altercation of some sort, which is when Miller gunned Taylor down.

What makes this case curious is that friends and family of Taylor say he wasn’t the type to steal and that his Christian faith was something he valued more than anything. Most believe that Taylor wasn’t there to steal a car and there’s little evidence to support claims on either side. Arlington police don’t have body cameras and the video inside the dealership didn’t reveal what happened in the shooting.

Social media users, especially on Twitter, have chimed in with their own thoughts about what happened with Taylor. As the incident happened in Texas, there were some mild comparisons made to the Sandra Bland case as well. Although many theories abound, police say they are still investigating the matter. However, skeptics feel that this is another in a long line of white police officers taking Black lives.

View the following pages to see social media band together and discuss the unfortunate case of Christian Taylor by way of the #ChristianTaylor hashtag.

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What the Most Stylish Women Wear 9 to 5: Meet Fashion Blogger and Social Media Director Juliana Salazar

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Juliana Salazar always loved fashion; she just never saw it as a career. “I always thought of fashion as a pastime,” says Salazar, who studied business at George Washington University instead. “I guess I wasn’t really thinking of my actual future when I should have been, because it got to the point where I hated all my classes and all I was doing was looking at stuff online.” One day, bored in class and particularly smitten with a dress she glimpsed online, Salazar decided to start a blog, Made in Chicistan, to chronicle her passion. When that site started taking off, Salazar realized she might be onto something: Fashion could be more than a hobby. And the rest, as they say, is history—after college, she went on to work for Intermix and eventually landed at luxury store Hirshleifers, where she is social media director. Here, the jill-of-all-trades tells us how she approaches dressing for everything from market appointments to Instagram shoots to Fashion Week after-parties.

Mood Dressing
I’m social media director at Hirshleifers, a specialty luxury store. Within the past year since I started, I think our digital audience has increased by 300 percent. I also help with buying and with creative projects too—ways to up our social presence so we can progress and stay modern. I’m kind of a social brand ambassador—Hirshleifers is a huge business but it’s very tightly run, so going to fashion shows is not something they did before I came on board. It’s funny, people ask me what I do and I never know exactly how to explain it—it doesn’t fit that neatly into a job title.

I dress depending on my mood and what I have going on for the day. Today it’s raining and gross out, so I’m wearing slouchy pants [from Calypso St. Barth] and a slouchy denim button-down [from Current/Elliott] and sneakers [from Saint Laurent]. I feel like I’m in my pajamas. I wear a lot of denim shirts—they’re just easy to throw on. My Canadian tuxedo is like my sweatsuit—like when I don’t want to think about anything but I can’t wear sweatpants to work, that’s what I throw on. I’m all about comfort. I never wear anything where I feel like I can’t breathe, but I don’t like looking like a bum either.

Last week, I was having a terrible week and I thought, I need to do something to change this, so I put on these bright yellow silk wide-leg pants from Rag & Bone—like, hopefully this brings the sunshine in. I wore them with a denim top from Gap and strappy sandals from Dolce Vita. People say dress for the job you want—dress for whatever it is you want—and it’s kind of true. For instance with the yellow pants, I got so many comments on them; even guys on the street were making funny little comments about my bright yellow pants. It’s things like that that can actually help take your mind off of whatever is actually bothering you. Fashion is not a serious thing at all; it should be fun.



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Instagram Style
Hirshleifers is such a hidden gem and my job is to expose it as the jewel that it is. My day-to-day usually involves shooting pieces for our website, Instagram, and blog—I’m also basically the in-house model so there are days when I’m trying on clothes all day. When it comes to our Instagram, I notice that people are really into labels—I’ll post a Louboutin and even when it’s nothing special, that red sole will still get a thousand likes. Same with the Alexander McQueen skull scarves. Whereas then I’ll post a really sick Céline scarf and it won’t even break 100 likes. I guess you have to know your audience, especially if what you’re after is user engagement.

For my personal Instagram, I try not to think about it too much. If I really like what I’m wearing, I’ll post my little selfie in my hallway. But if I think too much about it then I second-guess myself and I feel dumb. Instagram, when it’s personal, has to be done on a whim for me. I’ve actually gotten styling gigs through friends who have seen me on Instagram.

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I’m all about contradictions—I love, for example, a really feminine flirty skirt or a little lace dress with sneakers. Or if I’m wearing boyfriend jeans and a T-shirt, I’ll wear really sharp oxfords. I rely a lot on statement accessories. I’m obsessed with these Dries Van Noten shoes that have cowrie shell straps—one strap is red snakeskin-stamped leather, with a wooden sole. They’re such a standout shoe, but I wear them with everything. Another recent go-to is these Sophia Webster heels that are pretty crazy—they’re black and white with pink racing stripes. They look amazing with just a plain white T-shirt and jeans.

During the workweek I wear a pretty big bag because I have to carry my laptop: The bag I’m carrying right now is from Ready-made, a Japanese company that uses all U.S. Army recycled materials. It looks like a Birkin but it’s made from all this vintage army material and in a way, it’s so much cooler—I Googled some of the sayings on mine, and it turned out that it was made from material from a warship in World War II.



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Wearing H&M to Chloé
Then there are days when I’m going to market appointment after market appointment, and there, I’m representing Hirshleifers so I try to wear things that are more current instead of just my favorite shirt from however long ago. During market week recently, I wore this off-the-shoulder blue top that I really love. It’s from H&M, if you can believe it. I was literally stopped at every appointment—I felt so bad, I was in Chloé telling them about my shirt from H&M. But when it’s good, it’s good! I wore it with these Zara wide-leg gaucho pants in a baby-blue denim.

All day I’m surrounded by all these really amazing clothes—but let’s face it, I can’t afford everything. So I’ll do my research and see what’s out there, what my best option is. If anything is too much of a designer knock-off, I won’t buy it.

During Fashion Week I have access to a lot more things that I wouldn’t normally get to wear because brands will lend me: I got to wear this awesome Chanel tweed dress that was my favorite thing ever; and another day I wore a full Céline look. But if you feel comfortable in something it exudes confidence, and sometimes actually just a basic outfit will do that best. Recently during Fashion Week, I had shows all day and then I went to a Kanye West concert, and then to the Stella McCartney after-party. I wore a black blazer, boyfriend jeans, and comfy Chelsea boots—very laid-back. It wasn’t that special, but I felt very cool in it. You know how some clothes you put on and you kind of have a “pimp walk” in them? That makes all the difference.



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Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of H&M; Courtesy of Zara; Courtesy of mytheresa.com; Courtesy of caseify.com

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Media Coverage of Donald Trump Will Create Temporal Stupid Loop That Could Destroy Earth

Scientists warn that media coverage of Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is creating a temporal loop that could potentially destroy the Earth. “The endless reporting of every jackass utterance from Mr. Trump is building what we call a ‘serious-stupid temporal-political convolution’,” says Dr. Sander Von Gelding from the Institute of Dimensional Studies and Sports Apparel (IDSSA). “Journalists, by deliberately giving Mr. Trump air time for each stupid thing he says and justifying it even though they believe he is not a serious candidate, build a continuous serious-stupid feedback which could threaten our political equilibrium, which is precariously stupid enough as it is.”

Von Gelding went on to explain:

Let’s say Mr. Trump holds a press conference in which he announces that, if elected President, he will build a giant laser to fire at Mars because it is sending rapists to Earth to probe us. Media analysts run that announcement, aware of its stupidity, while salivating over ratings it will bring, like the serious drooling dogs they are. Trump responds by insisting Mars will pay for the giant laser. Media analysts respond to Trump’s stupid response, which converts the stupid energy of the original press conference into an equal amount of serious energy, since the media coverage now exists as proof of the original press conference’s serious intent, stupid as it was. Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and other Republican candidates follow with their own seriously stupid responses. Soon, the level of serious stupidity increases exponentially until all reality is subsumed by stupidity, Trump has nothing more to say, or we all die, whichever comes first.

Following the IDSSA’s warning, Donald Trump announced he will, indeed, build a giant laser to fire at Mars, claiming, “Ford Motor Company has plans to build a new plant on Mars and take away thousands of jobs on Earth. I’m the only candidate who won’t let that happen.” An apologetic Dr. Von Gelding responded, “Please disregard everything thing I said. Seriously.”

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Issa Addresses Rape Suspect Impersonating Him On Social Media (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Issa Thompson was unexpectedly brought into a criminal case in Alabama. A 20-year-old man was arrested in Tuscaloosa for allegedly pretending to be Issa in order to sexually assault women.

According to police, Aaron Hall created a fake Facebook page impersonating the Atlanta-based performer, and tricked fans into meeting him. He then reportedly abused and robbed the women. Hall was charged with rape, sodomy, and burglary.

[ALSO READ: Man Impersonating Atlanta Rapper Issa Thompson Arrested For Rape & Sodomy (VIDEO)]

Issa recently uploaded a video to YouTube addressing the situation. The This Summer project creator began by speaking directly to anyone that was affected by Allen’s actions.

“I just want to send my prayers and apologies out to the victims and the families. I can only imagine if something like this happened to my daughter, mother, sister or any of the women in my life. It’s truly a devastating story to hear,” says Issa.

He later adds, “If anybody has contacted you saying that they’re me, or pretending to be me, on any social network, please, please contact your local police.”

Issa Thompson’s official social media pages for Twitter and Instagram are @ISSAIAM. His official Facebook page is Facebook.com/issaiam.

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Sage The Gemini Is Deleting All Social Media Over Alleged Cheating?

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Is it that serious? It looks like Sage The Gemini is done with social media after rumors begin to swirl that he tried to “holla” at a girl on Twitter. He says it’s a bad case of Photoshop. Maybe we believe him. After all he couldn’t be that stupid right? Is Jordin Sparks behind his social media cleanse?

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COLUMBIA, SC—Saying that his services had never been more in demand, Andrew Lewis, a local black man who supports flying the Confederate flag, announced plans Monday to triple his media appearance rates. “My phone’s been ringing off the hook the past few days, so I decided I’m not doing a spot for anything less than $ 1,500,” said Lewis, citing the numerous requests from news outlets for an African American who is willing to appear on television for three to five minutes and articulate why displaying the Confederate flag is an important symbol of states’ rights and standing up to the federal government. “I’m booked solid through Wednesday for one-on-ones and roundtable panels where I describe the flag as an important part of my state’s rich heritage, but I’d find a way to squeeze in a few more if the price was right. I …





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These days, cutting ties with your ex after a breakup is easier said than done. You could go cold turkey — delete them entirely on Facebook, Instagram and all the other social networks — but Facebook stalking checking in on him or her occasionally is just too hard to resist.

The BuzzFeed video above — an adaptation of a great essay by Kirsten King — captures the experience perfectly: the way you generally visit your ex’s page late at night, the shock of seeing him with some new mystery woman, how you then end up Facebook stalking her.

Our favorite part of King’s story? The way she gradually moves on and finds the silver-lining in revisiting past relationships.

“Visiting him reminds me that I am capable of love, and that I am worthy of love,” she explains. “It reminds me that when you truly care for another person, it never really goes away.”

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Social Media: The Next Generation of the Salem Witch Trials

Everybody’s heard of the Salem Witch Trails of 1692-1693, right? If you haven’t, you need to get your ass to a library right ASAP. Many history teachers use the Salem Witch Trials to teach their students about the dangers of what can happen when mass hysteria takes over communities. Most of us think when hearing these stories: “this is crazy, it could never happen in modern day.” But, with social media keeping us more connected than ever and Americans getting offended at nearly everything they read — it’s almost as if we’ve forgotten the lessons our history teachers tried to instill in us as children because the Salem Witch Trails happen everyday on our computer, we just don’t realize it.

This past weekend, my Facebook page was sent into a tailspin when someone in Alabama saw a t-shirt with an upside-down American flag on it for sale at a PacSun outlet store. Torch carrying Americans took to social media to express their outrage. With a thirst for blood not yet quenched, (it was a slow Memorial Day news weekend) people took to social media to all-but-destroy PacSun, anyone who wore their clothing and anyone associated with the brand. It was a witch trial of a different sort. I like to call it: “#tshirtgate2015.” Let’s take a look:

Salem 1692: Two girls begin rolling around on the floor, seemingly possessed. When a doctor can’t figure out what’s wrong with them (there is no physical evidence of illness) he jumps to the logical conclusion that witches have been f-ing their shit up. Because…what else could it possibly be?

Modern Day: Someone shopping in an outlet store in Alabama (I could make a joke, but that one just wrote itself), sees a t-shirt with an upside flag on it for sale at a PacSun. This outrages said shopper. They take a picture of it and post it on social media, expressing said outrage. Because there is literally nothing else horrible going on in the world today (black kids getting shot by cops for no reason, global warming, world hunger — no time for that!) the image goes viral. PacSun is ruining America with their upside-down American flag shirt. [An upside down American flag is a signal for extreme danger of life or property.] How could PacSun do this on Memorial Day when we are supposed to be honoring our veterans by getting blackout drunk and having a BBQ? WTF PacSun? WTF, indeed.

Salem 1692: Word spreads that two girls have been overcome by the power of witchcraft and other girls in town begin to say that they have been having similar issues. Soon thereafter, several of the towns most undesirable women (beggars, non-churchgoers and women of rival families of the girls who were original possessed) are arrested for witchcraft.

Modern Day: Word spreads that PacSun is selling a t-shirt with an upside down flag on it via social media and others begin to say that they too are offended by said t-shirt. Soon thereafter, several of the worlds most prestigious media outlets begin covering the story because a t-shirt with an upside-down American flag on it is by far the most disgraceful thing that has ever happened (today) and someone must pay. Meanwhile, somewhere in California the creators of House of Cards are probably chilling being like: “Um, an upside-down American flag has been our shows logo for three years and no one has said word one about it. Way to pick and chose, guys.”

Salem 1692: The women convicted of witchcraft are arrested and tried before a court of law. They really don’t stand a chance because in 1692 America, you can be executed for witchcraft based on the hearsay of a group of teenager girls.

Modern Day: PacSun is put on the stand and the judge, jury and executioner is the general public. They really don’t stand a chance because in 2015 America, you can have your life ruined or entire business crumble based on a biased group of people with loud mouths and nothing better to do.

Salem 1692: Many of the women convicted say they love the Lord, would never dance with the devil and have never practiced witchcraft. It doesn’t matter as the court has little-to-no evidence to convict them, so being practical, they send them to their deaths. On the flip, several of the women convicted throw their hands in air, give up and say “fuck it, I’m a witch.” Thinking they’ll be exonerated if confessing to witchcraft, they lie and say they’re witches. Well played ladies, but it doesn’t work. They too, are executed.

Modern Day: PacSun is put in a difficult situation. Apparently everyone fighting this social media war is either a direct descendent of Betsy Ross, a veteran or American flag aficionado and will not relent. This upside-down flag situation is the worst thing that’s happened in American history. Possibly worse than 9-11. If they don’t apologize, they will look like assholes. But this is 2015 and you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Soon after #tshirtgate2015 starts, PacSun apologizes, basically saying, “we give up, we fucked up. Sorry, we’ll pull the shirt from stores.” But it’s not enough. It’s never enough. People are still pissed and call for an all-out boycott of PacSun. Why stop at accepting an apology when you can financially cripple a company and possibly put hundreds if not thousands of people who are just trying to make ends meet out of work? It’s not like you’ve ever done something wrong or made a mistake in real life and asked for forgiveness. Meanwhile, forget trying to put this amount of effort into fighting for equal pay for women — all affiliated with PacSun must pay.

Salem 1692: Mass hysteria reaches a fever pitch and the young girls begin claiming that everyone from infants to clergymen to the elderly are witches. Things have gotten out of hand then suddenly — it all stops. People cease claiming accusations of witchcraft and the townspeople return to their everyday affairs as if nothing happened.

Modern Day: Mass hysteria reaches a fever pitch. People are pissed. Social media statuses such as: “How un-American of Pac Sun!” “They should close all of their stores!” “I will never shop there again!” clutter Facebook and Twitter. Then suddenly — it all stops. People seemingly forget #tshirtgate2015 ever existed because the internet has made us all have the attention spans of five year-olds. However, instead of the good people of social media going back to their everyday affairs, they find something else “truly offensive” and begin complaining about that and the social media circle of life continues. Meanwhile, this is the most anyone has talked about PacSun since 1997, so hopefully their PR department can spin this to their benefit.

Guys, we simply cannot be outraged about inconsequential things on a day-to-day basis. It makes us no better than the two teenage girls who cried “witchcraft” because they wanted attention back in 1692. If everything we see and hear is deemed offensive, we are not only disrupting freedom of speech, we all also have some serious rage problems we need to deal with. Perhaps if we could channel that rage into something productive like fixing the environment, figuring out what to do with California before they run out of water or a better way to handle veteran affairs (everyone was crying “what about the vets?” when this whole t-shirt debacle was going down — how about not treating them like shit when they return from defending our country? They would probably appreciate that more than crying over a t-shirt) we could be in better shape as a country. Or, we could just find something a celebrity said, take it out of context and completely ruin their career. Really, either works.

I apologize in advance for any witches who were offended in the creation of this article.

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NEW YORK, May 9 (Reuters) – MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts and talk show host Kelly Ripa were among honorees at GLAAD’s annual media awards on Saturday, which recognize representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Roberts, 42, who came out as gay in 2006, accepted the group’s Vito Russo Award for promoting equality in the gay community.

The award, named after the activist and film historian who was one of the founding member of media advocacy group GLAAD, was presented to him by Lynda Carter, best known as television’s “Wonder Woman” in the 1970s.

“It was liberating, and frightening as hell,” Roberts said, recalling the period when he became open about being gay.

“People like me were considered immoral at best, a joke,” Roberts said, noting that while things had improved for gay people, “we have a long way to go.”

Past winners of the award include Suze Orman, Rosie O’Donnell, Elton John, Tom Ford and CNN newsman Anderson Cooper.

Accepting the Excellence in Media Award from Cooper in recognition of her advocacy for gay issues, Ripa, co-host of the daily “Live With Kelly and Michael” reflected that she thought it a bit odd that “I should be celebrated for treating people like people.”

In other awards handed out at the 26th annual ceremony, Sports Illustrated was cited for outstanding overall magazine coverage, with the honor accepted by groundbreaking gay athletes Jason Collins and Michael Sam.

“Lilting,” about the relationship of a mother and her son’s lover following the son’s death, was named outstanding limited release film, while Showtime’s “L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin,” about gay women living in the southern United States, won the documentary prize.

TV One’s “R&B Divas: Atlanta” was named outstanding reality television show.

HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” won for outstanding talk show episode while MSNBC Live took the honor for best TV journalism segment, about anti-gay discrimination in the workplace.

Nickelodeon’s “Nick News” with Linda Ellerbee, the Salt Lake City Tribune, Time magazine and Fusion.net were among winners for broadcast, print and digital journalism.

GLAAD presented other awards in Los Angeles last month, honoring “The Imitation Game,” “The Normal Heart” and filmmkaer Roland Emmerich among others.

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Celebs Take To Social Media To Celebrate Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day, and heartwarming tributes to the special women in our lives are flooding social media feeds everywhere.

Here are some adorable Twitter and Instagram posts of celebrities honoring their mothers:

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Goldie Hawn


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Nick Cannon

“I always love my mamma, she’s my favorite girl”

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Lena Dunham

Mama, thank you for watering us like little flowers. There’s nobody fiercer than you @lauriesimmons

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Behati Prinsloo Levine


Hugh Jackman

Happy Mother’s Day to my Mum!!!! And to all yours too.

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Sarah Silverman

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to my Momma, Beth Ann O’Hara

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Wilmer Valderrama


James Franco

❤️Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers! Damn, I got a GOOD ONE!

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Justin Bieber


And here are some photos of celebrity moms with their babies:

Beyonce

Sending love to Mothers around the world.

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Britney Spears


Hilaria Baldwin

Happy Mother’s Day to this very special woman.

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Ciara

Happy Mommys Day To All Of The Moms Out There! #IGotYou #FirstMothersDay #MothersDay

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Melissa Joan Hart


Mayim Bialik

Happy Mothers Day from me and the people who made me a mom.

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Jenny Mollen


Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

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Stay Off Social Media (Or Risk Divorce), New Survey Says

Want to keep your “in a relationship” or “married” status on Facebook? You might want to log off Facebook.

One in seven people said they’d considered divorce because of their spouses’ questionable activity on Facebook, Skype, Snapchat, Twitter or What’sApp, a recent survey of 2,000 married Brits found.

Almost a quarter of those polled by the law firm Slater and Gordon said they had at least one argument a week related to social media use, with 17 percent admitting they fought about it every day. (Those numbers are high, but in all honesty, there’s endless fodder for arguments with this: “Was it really necessary to friend request an ex-girlfriend from freshmen year?” “We saw ‘Taken 3’ together — why’d you just check yourself in at AMC?”)

Also interesting to note: Fifty-eight percent of those polled said they knew their partner’s passwords, even if their spouse was unaware of it.

Meanwhile, back here in the states, divorce attorneys agree that social media has increasingly played a part in marriage breakdowns. In 2010, 81 percent of divorce attorneys surveyed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers said they’d seen an increase in the number of cases using social networking evidence in the five years prior. The attorneys said Facebook was the number one source for finding online evidence, with 66 percent admitting they’d found evidence by combing the site.

Way to ruin marriages, Mark Zuckerberg.

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If you peruse Twitter or any other social media platform, chances are you’ll run into a few “social media experts” out there offering to improve your social media presence for a fee. While it’s always good to get advice from an expert, I thought I’d go straight to the source and have a chat with the gender nonspecific, extremely affluent (and oftentimes overly intrusive and grossly inappropriate) entity know as “social media.” I’m doing this in order to find out why so many people are so enamored with a phenomenon with such fickle tastes and beliefs.

Here are the best parts of this somewhat fictional, yet fairly enlightening conversation:

Carl Pettit: Hello, Social Media. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with me.

Social Media: I’m happy to do so. Do you want to see a picture of my cat?

Not right now. First off, I’d like to ask you how you’ve managed to accumulate so much influence and power in such a relatively short amount of time?

In essence, I derive my amazing power from the fact that I’m a constantly changing, updating, rapid and extremely flexible mass and personal communication concept that allows various groups — as well as the digitally connected planet as whole — to express the zeitgeist of a particular moment in time or the altering landscapes of the local and global collective consciousness as espoused and defined by the French sociologist Émile Durkheim in the late 19th century.

Hey, do you want to see some photos of a bunch of naked fat people fighting against body shaming and negative body stereotypes?

Thank you, I’ve already seen them.

How about a lion cub and a dog that are best friends?

Seen it, I think.

How about 30 extremely gruesome execution videos, back to back?

Lord, no. I think we’re getting off track…

Apologies, I forget myself sometimes. Just trying to keep you engaged. Here are a couple of photos of Kim Kardashian eating a —

Do you believe you do more good than harm when it comes to bringing about positive social change?

The answer to that question really depends on my mood and where I happen to be hanging out at the time. Back in 2011, I was pretty gung-ho about the whole Arab Spring thing. These days, not so much. Overall, I think I’m a fairly tolerant entity, although when I head to the Deep South, my racist, xenophobic and homophobic sides tend to come out. I guess I’m susceptible to peer pressure, like anyone else. I just want to fit in and be accepted… and hurl insults at folks sometimes.

Would you like to see a slideshow of some celebrity nip slips?

No thank you.

How about a celebrity sex tape? I’ve got a new one that’s going to cause quite a storm.

Who’s in it?

What?

The sex tape?

Sorry, got lost there for a moment. Looked like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber were about to get into a Twitter feud.

And?

False alarm. What sex tape?

Never mind. How do you see yourself changing over the next decade?

Did you know that aliens from Alpha Centauri and a group of Sephardic Jews are trying to take over the government?

That’s not true.

Did you know that Scientologists and Orlando Bloom secretly run the World Bank?

Not true either.

Zoroastrians and a cabal of Elvis impersonators want to enslave anyone with a surname ending in the letter Q, X, or Z, as well as anyone who speaks with a lisp or pronounces the letter R as W. It’s called the Elmer Fudd Exclusion Act.

Now you’re just pulling fiction out of your ass.

I do that a lot. Tons of time and media space to fill. Wanna see a video of cat nursing a brood of adorable ducklings? It’s irresistible.

You really love cats and cuddly things, don’t you?

God yes. I really do. Love, love, love cats. And porn. And indignation. Cats, porn and indignation are my stock and trade.

What about social causes?

Love ’em, too.

Which ones?

All of them. Especially the good ones…

Who do you think is going to win for best actor at the 2017 Oscars?

Hard to say, since those movies haven’t come out yet and most of them probably haven’t even been made.

I think it’s going to be a transgender person. It’s about time they get the recognition they deserve. That’ll really mess with all of those narrow gender definitions in the best acting categories. Can’t wait.

Why do you care?

Oh, I just like to imagine the online media battles and controversies of the future. It’s a hobby of mine.

Do you support the transgender community?

Absolutely. I’m their biggest fan. Except for when I’m lollygagging about in Kansas with those folks from the Westboro Baptist Church. Then I sing a slightly different tune.

What are your thoughts about hate speech, Internet trolling and online bullying?

Love it all. Can’t get enough. Bullying and hateful comments in support of hateful causes are my stock and trade.

I thought cats and porn were your stock and trade?

Those, too. Hey, do you want to see a video of a kid falling off his skateboard and landing on his nutsack?

Seen it.

Not this one. It’s from, like, 20 minutes ago.

I’ll pass.

Elitist snob. Don’t worry, I’ll still love and hate you, even if you think you’re too good for the rest of us.

Social Media, it’s been a pleasure.

Global warming is a hoax.

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Since the launch of Sheryl Sandberg’s #LeanInTogether initiative, the campaign has amassed quite the celebrity following.

In partnership with the NBA and WNBA, #LeanInTogether encourages men to help women in the fight for gender equality and emphasizes the economic and social benefits both genders can gain from equality. Everyone from entertainers to athletes and politicians have spread awareness for the campaign on social media.

Celebrities like Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Warren Buffett and Dwayne Johnson have posted images and words of support for the #LeanInTogether campaign. Athletes including Chris Bosh, Stephen Curry, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have also backed the initiative with #LeanInTogether posts.

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I’m for gender equality because it should’ve never been any other way! #LeanInTogether – pass it on

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In for equality? Pass it on by either posting an image to social media showing why you’re for equality or an image of a man in your life who’s leaning in for equality with the hashtag #LeanInTogether.

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Is Social Media Killing Your Marriage?

Today I have a few questions for you: Are you in a relationship? When you are cozy on the sofa, watching your favorite TV show, where is your partner’s cellphone? Is it next to yours on the coffee table? Or does he keep it in his pocket, locked with a passcode and while it rings and beeps, throughout the evening and he checks it only when you get up to refresh the popcorn? Why does it matter? Continue reading and you’ll find out.

Social media is evolving at an alarming speed, with smartphones replacing simple cell phones, offering a whole new world of fast, direct and discreet communication options. Serving as multimedia datacenters, smartphones manage every kind of relationship. Social media applications lower inhibitions and barriers, making it simpler than ever to find contact nearly anyone. Why make a phone call when you can send private message with a picture or video to better engage the recipient?

Countless apps exist to exchange provocative pictures and messages, so that it is easier than ever to maintain multiple ‘virtual’ and real life relationships in secret. Emotional and physical affairs are now delivered on demand thanks to social media and technology. When talking with my clients the cellphone is often an important subject. Fascinated by the subject, I started to do a bit of research.

Facebook & Social Media
The website Facebookcheating.com is devoted to helping those struggling in their marriage due to an unfaithful partner’s use of Facebook. The site claims that Facebook is to blame for 1 in 3 divorces. But is this really accurate? According to a Boston University study Facebook is ‘a significant predictor of divorce rate and spousal troubles, in the United States’. “People who use social media are 32% more likely to leave their spouse”. The researchers added: “We believe being aware of this situation will empower Facebook users to better understand the implications of their activities and then allow them to make much more informed decisions.”

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Others are talking about the Twitter effect. A doctoral student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter-related conflicts with their romantic partners. The research shows that these conflicts can lead to emotional and physical cheating, and even end in breakup and divorce. Outside the United States Gian Ettore Gassani president of the Italian Association of Matrimonial Lawyers, told the Times of London that ‘forty per cent of adulterous divorce cases in Italy cite WhatsApp messages as evidence of unfaithfulness. Mr Gassani added: “Social media has boosted betrayal in Italy by making it easier, first through texting, then Facebook, and now WhatsApp.”

Based on the research above and my own experience with thousands of distressed couples, I agree that social networking is linked to marital happiness cheating and divorce. Social media makes it much easier to have emotional and physical affairs. On the other hand times are changing and we live in a digital era where everything is accelerating continuously. Social media is increasingly a part of our daily lives and cutting off all use is not a realistic solution.

So how do we figure out what is a normal use of social media and what could spell danger for relationships?

If your partner consistently makes his cellphone invisible to you, locks his phone with a passcode or never uses it in your presence, he may have something to hide. The distractions and temptations presented by the digital world force us to work harder for healthy relationships. That is why it’s essential to insist on openness and clear communication, instead of succumbing to the fantasy on your smartphone.

There is hope. We know that a leading cause of a relationship break down is the lack of communication between spouses. As a result, many are distracted by social media in search of a third person to meet their emotional and mental needs, which ultimately leads to cheating. Mutual communication and listening are the essence of any good relationship; without them separation and divorce are inevitable.

Do we all become a victim of the ‘social media monster’?

Do not allow your relationship to become a victim of ‘the social media monster’. My advice is to invest time in your relationship. Communicate and share what’s on your mind, and even more importantly listen to your partner. The future of your relationship depends on it.

Email, tweets, likes, photos and comments can wait, especially since they are no substitution for actual human contact. And if you are just too easily distracted, there is always another option: put your phone on silent.
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Has the international community turned a blind eye to the Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria? The answer is yes, if you scroll through social media.

Early estimates placed 2,000 people as being slaughtered in a massacre so violent, that the Nigerian military was ill-prepared to fight it. As Boko Haram continues to occupy the small  Northern Nigerian town, photos of victims (some of which are allegedly fake) have been circling the web, to maybe raise the level global concern.

To contrast, millions — including world leaders — came together and marched against terrorism in response to Paris terrorist attacks that killed 17, last week.

While Nigeria hasn’t received anything close to the outpouring of love that France has seen, the “#IAmNigeria” hashtag could change that.

The social media movement has been picking up steam online, with Tracee Ellis Rosss, Khole Kardashian, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, and other celebrities  showing their support for Nigeria.

Check out some of the #IAMNigeria tweets below.

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Live Social Media TV Offers Behavioral Data

ABC premiered #RisingStar Sunday night and generated more than 1 million app downloads, and there is more to this innovation than television finally moving beyond the simple hashtag for live programs.

Users connected either a Facebook or Twitter account to activate the application during the two-hour music talent show hosted by Josh Groban. The gimmick is that by being a voting “judge” users might see a profile photo on a huge video wall that rises, if a performer gets 70 percent of the vote to move to the next round.

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The #RaiseTheWall hashtag generated some of the usual activity on Twitter, but it was the Rising Star app that is worth further attention. While the 2-ton wall was mostly difficult to see, the show was collecting massive amounts of user data.

Once connected, the app followed along as three voting “experts” — Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Kesha, and Brad Paisley — were introduced. Groban established the live nature of the show with World Cup talk and some edgy banter with the stars.

Each time a performer was introduced, app users were required to check in to be eligible to vote. Thus, ABC can show advertisers how many engaged viewers stayed with the show and how quickly they re-connected after each commercial break. These viewer behavior data are far ahead of traditional audience sample household data.

Rising Star also pushed messages during the commercial breaks, such as meeting a couple of “fellow judges” and humor about taking the app to the bathroom.

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There are some issues with the technology. The app takes the entire screen of a smartphone or tablet, which means users might need two devices to continue to follow other social media during the show or bail out.

Online criticism of the show included questionable talent, slow program pace (with a second West Coast broadcast) and audience vote priming through expert panel antics. Yet, in the end, the live show broke some new social media ground. The final performer of the evening, selected from an earlier Instagram audition, nailed the live performance. The studio audience went wild, and Rising Star had the expected happy ending.

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Do you have a girlfriend who can wear red lipstick better than anyone else you know? Christina Brown is one of those gals.

The social media specialist and blogger behind LoveBrownSugar.com is always sporting the brightest lip colors. On top of her killer shoes and nail art, Christina knows that the best way to complete an outfit is with a swipe of red lipstick. When we caught up with the new mommy, she dished on her beauty must-haves like her go-to rouge.

“For my lips, I used my favorite red which is Sephora Lip Stain in Always Red — it’s my absolute favorite ever,” Christina told us. “It’s a lip stain so it goes on creamy and then it dries matte and stays on all day. It’s the best!”

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